February 1, 1998

Fix-up proposed for east Pearl

BOULDER — A part of the Whittier neighborhood some feel has been long neglected is scheduled to get a historically correct fix-up.

Coburn Development, owned by Bill Coburn, has proposed the “12 Maples” project at 19th and Pearl streets, a mixed-use plan incorporating homes, office space and “neighborhood service retail” space of about 25,000 square feet, or about 75 percent of the northeast block. Coburn currently has a contract on the land he is proposing to redevelop.

Mission-terrace style duplexes at 2010 and 2020 19th St. and a brick building at 1911 Pearl St. would be restored. A white building set back from Pearl Street would be demolished, as would a cinder block building. “We’re saving the ones with architectural merit,” Coburn said.

A neighborhood activist expressed support for the project.

“Unfortunately the buildings over the years have been left to deteriorate by the previous owners. Bill has a track record of doing what he says he’s going to do in the neighborhood,´ said Crystal Gray, a Whittier resident. “People were concerned that if a developer just approached it with one large building, it would be a huge mass, but this is a nice transition and a nice contribution to that part of town.”

BOULDER — A part of the Whittier neighborhood some feel has been long neglected is scheduled to get a historically correct fix-up.

Coburn Development, owned by Bill Coburn, has proposed the “12 Maples” project at 19th and Pearl streets, a mixed-use plan incorporating homes, office space and “neighborhood service retail” space of about 25,000 square feet, or about 75 percent of the northeast block. Coburn currently has a contract on the land he is proposing to redevelop.

Mission-terrace style duplexes at 2010 and 2020 19th St. and a brick building at 1911…

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